œERP Systems: Factors contributing to benefit realisation 


œERP Systems:  Factors contributing to benefit realisation 

Topic statement
Many companies around the world have implemented SAP’s ERP System. Although these
companies are using the same ERP system they often achieve different levels of value
and benefits.   Discuss this statement and identify the  factors which could contribute to
benefit realisation.

Your task is to produce a 3000 “  4000 word  research  report which discusses the issues
relating to the  topic statement .  Discuss the topic  statement using relevant citations
gathered from literature searches to illu strate key points. The report should demonstrate
a depth and breadth of reading and should be appropriately referenced   using the  VU
Harvard style guide.

Your  report must include:

Introduction:   Introduction to the topic, a statement of the purpose of
the  report and a brief description of the  report’s
Body:   Discuss, compare and/or contrast different perspectives
and  present arguments supporting the purpose of the
report.  Use relevant business case studies to illustrate
key points.  All points must be presented with Harvard
citations to high quality (journal/book) references that
have a corresponding entry in your reference list.
Conclusion:   A summary of the points you have made in the body of
the  report. These should match your stated purpose.
Reference list:   A complete Harvard format reference list. Review the
Library style guide for citation and reference list
examples http://bit.ly/1jvBd0i.
Presentation:   You should include a title page that has your name, the
title of your report, your tutorial day and time and your
tutor ‘s name on it. Every page should feature a  footer
that include s your name, student ID, and page number.

You should review: http://www.vu.edu.au/campuses “ services/student-support/academic- support “ development/academic “ writing for some general help on
academic writin g , especially the sections  on essays and referencing . Review the Library
Harvard style guide for citation and reference list examples http://bit.ly/1jvBd0i. Please
note that Academic S upport and Development staff can assist with drafting reports.
However, appointments are limited and you must book well in advance on 9919 4744.

Your  report must be submitted via the Ass ess ment 4  drop box link  on VU Collaborate
(this links to  Turnitin)  in MS Word format.  Name your assess ment 4  file  in the form
s3999999Assn4 .docx and where the 39999999 is replaced by your student number.  You
do not need to in clude an assessment declaration (because  the assessment declaration it
is a standard  template it will boost your similarity results  so don’t upload it). However,
note that when you submit to Turnitin you are formally agreeing to the statements set
out on the declaration relating to academic honesty.  Your submission to Turnitin must
include  only a title  p age, your report, and the  r eference list.  Your submission on Turnitin
will be marked electronically , so ensure it is complete . Note that if your tutor asks you
for a hard copy, you must submit the complete originality report version produced   from

Notes on referencing, paraphrasing, Turnitin and similarity
You must include citations with matching references to demonstrate research relating to
the discussion and analysis   in the body of your  report. You should aim to paraphrase
sources where possible, writing the report in your own words and including citations and
corresponding reference list entries to demonstrate research where appropriate. You
should submit your report to Turnitin well in advance of the due date to ensure your
similarity does not exceed twenty per cent (for a submission including your reference
list). Note that:

  Turnitin scores higher than 20% will be heavily penalised.

It is normal that your reference list is highlighted in Turnitin;  this is acceptable and is
factored into the 20% threshold.  It is not acceptable for whole paragraphs to be
highlighted. This usually indicates exact similarity with another source. If this happens
you must revise your work and resubm it.  Note that you can resubmit your report up
until the submission deadline. Initial originality results are returned within minutes.
Resubmission results can take up to twenty four hours to process. Therefore, ensure you
submit early so you can avoid prob lems at the last minute.
BCO6603 ERP Systems “  Ass ess ment Three Marking Guide